A leading Jewish organisation slammed Amnesty International UK’s cancellation of a debate about human rights in Israel as “disgraceful”, saying the shutdown defeated Amnesty’s own claims of unbridled advocacy for freedom of speech.
The Strategic Affairs Ministry under Gilad Erdan has compiled a list of organizations it says promote the boycott of Israel, and will cooperate with the Interior Ministry to block members of those groups from entering the country, Hadashot news reported Saturday.
12 Democratic members of the California’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives have warned the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) that they may risk violating their fiduciary duty unless they divest themselves of assets associated with the President Trump.
The Pitzer College board of trustees announced on Friday that, following “careful consideration,” it had decided to “rescind…and declare…to be of no effect” a student government vote held during Passover to add an anti-Israel boycott into its bylaws.
The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that opponents of the State of Israel are scheduled to gather Friday on Capitol Hill for the first congressional forum dedicated to expanding the Left’s economic war on Israel that operates through the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.
TEL AVIV – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed self-declared “progressives” who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, saying that such outright rejection is not in line with progressive ideals.
The Jerusalem Post reports: NEW YORK CITY — Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan put a number of German banks on notice that they could face penalties for enabling anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) groups to raise money through their financial
TEL AVIV – Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said on Monday that he may revoke the residency status of Omar Barghouti, founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “The revoking of citizenship or residency is a tool that is hardly ever
Weekend talk radio host and Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein on Sunday personally offered $10,000 to an anti-Israel caller if he could name another Middle Eastern country aside from Israel where all citizens are provided similar democratic rights.
TEL AVIV – Forty Columbia University faculty members have signed a petition in favor of divestment from companies related to Israel, the Columbia Spectator reported. The petition, which was signed on Monday – the first day of so-called Israel Apartheid Week, urged the Ivy League college to “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”
The Obama administration has sent the Iran nuclear deal to Congress for a 60-day review provided by the Corker bill. However, President Barack Obama has pre-empted Congress by going to the UN Security Council first, which has already voted to end international sanctions and accept the deal. Furthermore, even if Congress rejects the deal, it will struggle to muster a two-thirds majority to override the president’s veto. There is one effective way, however, that the Iran deal can be rejected: states and local governments can refuse to comply with it.
California’s pension funds moved one step closer to divesting from coal on Wednesday, with an Assembly committee approving SB 185 bill by a 5-1 vote. The bill, which has passed the state Senate, moves to the floor for a vote. It is likely to pass, and Gov.Jerry Brown is likely to sign it into law, though he has opposed measures to ban fracking for oil in the state.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has sold its investment in Remington Outdoor, the parent company for Bushmaster firearms–the firearm that Adam Lanza stole and used in his his heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary.
Stanford University president John Hennessy is condemning the vandalism of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at the university, which was daubed with swastikas that were discovered on Sunday morning, the Stanford Review reports.
The Guardian has run a piece attacking ExxonMobil for its stubborn, selfish refusal to stop being an oil business. Here’s how the oil giant responded when asked for a quote: “ExxonMobil will not respond to Guardian inquiries because of its
I’d been meaning to write today about why Oxford University should divest itself of one of its zoology graduates. But I’m afraid that will have to wait because I’ve just read today’s Guardian cover story and have realised that the
In January, students at UC Davis passed a resolution urging the school to divest from companies doing business in Israel. On Wednesday, UC Davis’s student court declared the resolution to be unconstitutional (i.e. not in accordance with standards outlined in the student court) and ruled against it, following an appeal from the university’s students.
Video has emerged from a meeting of student representatives at the University of California Davis last week in which Muslim students shout “Allahu Akbar” at a group of Jewish students holding Israeli flags and leaving the meeting.
A Jewish fraternity at the University of California Davis was spray-painted with two swastikas Saturday, several days after the student council voted to endorse divestment from Israel. (Photo: StandWithUs via Facebook)